Emirates, DXB gear up for busiest weekend since lockdown was lifted

Emirates sees surge in interest and bookings for Dubai
Emirates, Dxb, Dubai International

Emirates and Dubai International Airport (DXB) are both getting ready for what is expected to be their busiest weekend since Covid-19 travel restrictions were lifted some weeks back.

Peak travel is expected from Thursday evening, with today marking the busiest time for departures in Dubai’s Terminal 3.

Aside from Eid travellers, Emirates has also seen a significant increase in interest and bookings from tourists over the last three weeks with more than 1.6 million searches for Dubai on its website.

Travellers have booked from more than 30 countries, including France, Germany, Malaysia, the UK and US after Dubai opened up to tourists earlier this month after nearly four months of lockdown.

"Dubai remains a highly attractive destination to international visitors,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates' chief operating officer.

Visitors to the emirate can apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of 70 countries and territories.

From 1 August, Covid-19 PCR tests will be required for all travellers arriving to Dubai or transiting Dubai. Travellers heading to the UK and Europe will also be required to hold a negative PCR test certificate.

Al Redha added: “We know people want to travel, and Emirates is expanding its network to provide more choice to its customers. We have also implemented various measures to assure our customers of a smooth and safe travel experience.”

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